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Even though Falcon Pro has long since been pulled from the Play Store after running out of Twitter tokens, the developer continues to build updates to squash bugs and even add new features. Today's update brings Falcon Pro up to v2.1 and includes some much needed options and tweaks.

2014-01-06 01.47.30 2014-01-06 01.49.45 2014-01-06 01.55.40

Here's the full changelog straight from the developer:

  • New : Streaming over all connections ! That means you get all interactions in real time, yes, all interactions :) To enable this, go in settings > Sync and enable "Real time with interactions", then let the magic happen !
  • New : "Stats" screen, showing you the impact of your tweets, with numbers of RTs and Favs. Have a few ideas for this, for now I'm keeping it simple. It's useful if you don't use the real time option.
  • Optimized scrolling
  • Tweet detail now shows the number of Favs for this tweet
  • Bigger image previews
  • More accurate conversations
  • Fixed translation crash
  • Fixed freeze
  • Many other fixes and optimisations

The stats screen will only list your tweets that have been retweeted or favorite'd, so it's a good way to monitor your popularity. Which, of course, is the reason we all use Twitter, right? The real time streaming over mobile data is cool too, but it will probably hit your battery harder.

Falcon Pro can be downloaded for free at the FP website, but it has also been uploaded to Google Play – you'll only be able to see it there if you bought it, though.

[Get Falcon Pro, +Joaquim Verges]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    I love that he's still updating it. That app had the potential to become HUGE but twitter and their dumb policies put an end to that.

  • Hayden Lueck

    Shoot. Seeing who favorited your tweets is something I've been looking for for a while now. I bought Tweedle a few days ago but might have to go back to Falcon For a bit since it's lacking that feature.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

    I really wish he would fix or replace the TweetMarker support (which just went to a paid subscription model). It was already kinda unreliable, but it was still useful.

    Still my favorite Twitter app, by far!

  • Neto Cavalcanti

    I have been asking to the dev about immersive mode or translucent bars (status and navbar), but still no answer. But still good to see Falcon Pro updated.

  • Kenny Woodard

    Still haven't found anything wrong with the official app. It gets the job done better than any other app I've seen. Plus its all free. My runner up would be Plume.

    • alamarco

      If you used lists extensively you'd quickly become disenchanted with the official Twitter client.

      The two reasons I don't use the official client are:
      - lists
      - instagram (3rd party clients still support the display of instragram photos)

    • Kenny Woodard

      Seriously? 4 votes down on that? I have used several clients, but I prefer the official app. What's so wrong with that?

      • RTWright

        Nothing wrong with it, but 3rd party apps like this one and Plume typically offer better options for some features that the official doesn't or no longer supports. It's to each their own here, personal preference.

    • John

      Falcon Pro is free now.

    • Martin Nilsson

      Since my phone has limited storage and due to the fact that I need the official client for 2-step verification I to use only the official on my phone.

      And sure, it's not THAT bad. List is/was a pain but has a short-cut in the latest beta (not sure if it slipped out of beta yet). The rest is really just minor annoyances. No built in browser, no tablet interface, UI is a bit cluttered. But on the plus side I can now star users just as in Falcon Pro which is nice to have.

      So it is getting better. On phones. I would never run anything besides Falcon Pro or Plume on a tablet. Especially not anything above 7".

    • numpty

      Biggest thing wrong with official app: no way to mute keywords, hashtags or users. And I don't expect them to ever add it, as they want as many people seeing as many tweets as possible for business reasons.

  • Nick

    Aww... So close. I would still love to use Falcon Pro if it showed who favorited and retweeted and maybe added a couple more themes.

    • http://rootzwiki.com/news Max M.

      I don't think it can show favorites with Twitter's API.

      • Nick

        That's a shame. I guess Twitter knows how to hang on to me. Although I could just rely on the emails Twitter sends to know.

        • http://www.frumble.de/ Maxi

          He could easily integrate links to Favstar. That's how Tweetbot is doing this for years. Really hope this will come.

    • Favorite info guy

      I just got a favorite and it said @WHOeverITwas favorited my tweet.

    • alamarco

      That's exactly what was added in this version, besides the themes.

      On the new stats page if you click on the tweet it lists the users who favourited and the users who retweeted.

  • DonEmu

    Does it allow images to be sent through DM?

  • manonyme

    new to twitter since i quit socia media cold turkey back in college...downloaded carbon as a twitter clent. open my apps and there's a black 'falcon' (or some bird) then somehow stumble upon diff client named falcon...thoroughly dizzied by thsi and i think a developer somewhere delights in my confusion - question: can i tryout more than one client at a time. or can i only sync one w/my acct at a time. . .

    • http://platypus.blox.pl/ najodleglejszy

      you can try as many clients as you want at the same time.

      • manonyme

        Hey THANKX for that...it will be easier to try them out simultaneously...

  • AllPurposeRadio

    Still the gold standard of Twitter apps for many reasons but if for no other...SCROLLING WIDGET! Something so useful & basic that it's baffling so many other social network apps both official & 3rd party don't even have.

  • Tiago Leite

    Still having problems with login... :(

    Copy paste all data necessary, (deleted and reinstalled the apk) but appears the following error: make sure your date/time settings are correct.

  • Tiago Leite

    Still having problems logging in the app... :/

    Copy/paste all the necessary codes, but the following error appears: make sure your date/time settings are correct. I reinstalled the apk but no luck.... suggestions?

    • Tiago Leite

      Ok, just figured out that i needed a Callback URL.

  • Phillip

    Having an issue with Falcon Pro, I've had a token for awhile, but I changed from a GS3 to a Nexus 5. When I click sign-in through Twitter, it says that the application cannot authenticate more uses.

    This puzzles me because Falcon Pro works on my Nexus 7 perfectly, and still has access to my profile on Twitter.com.

    Anyone have any idea how I can get it working on my phone again?

    • http://aurielle.cz/ Aurielle

      Create your own application and copy the keys to Falcon. Quicker than trying to find what the problem is with your current token.

  • Chrissy

    Literally the only let down with this app is the lack of ability to disable other users retweets. Its a VERY BASIC twitter function and one most people rely on. Love talking to some people but they RT way to much. Add this function and falcon will be top. Til then its no use.